I shall explain
the basic fundamental of jnana yoga... the straight path to God
Almighty! In Hinduism we have karma yoga, Bhakti yoga and finally
jnana yoga. Every human being until reaching the stage of enlightenment
(kaivalya jnana) in the initial stages indulges in karma yoga and
It is only through
the process of karma yoga... life moves ahead in the cosmic system.
It is inevitable! For each and every individual human being... there
is no escape from karma yoga! The path of Bhakti yoga... is the
path of rituals. Singing praise of God almighty... engaging in bhajans,
kirtans... is indulging on the path of Bhakti yoga!
To reach God
Almighty... to reach the stage of enlightenment... traveling the
path of jnana yoga is necessitated! For knowing the real essence
of life... for understanding the gist of the Sacred Bhagavad Gita...
one needs traveling the path of jnana yoga... the path of jnana...
contained in the Sacred Bhagavad Gita of Hinduism can only be understood
by traveling the path of jnana yoga... the path of wisdom! The process
of self inquiry... as preached and advocated by Maharishi Ramana...
is the path of jnana yoga!
the domain of our soul atman... the true inner self residing within
our heart... one finally reaches God Almighty through the path of
jnana yoga... never otherwise! Jnana yoga is understanding that
God Almighty is the only truth of life... rest all is the working
of Maya (veil of illusion) as detailed by Adi Shankara (Adi Shankaracharya)!
It is only through
the path of jnana yoga one ultimately realizes that the cosmic journey
is undertaken by our soul atman... the spirit within and not the
human form! Our soul atman has manifested the human form to work
out its karma... remove the dross impurities within!
Our soul atman
being the absolute master and controller of the body... the goal
of life also belongs to our soul atman. Right from the first manifestation
(as an amoeba) to the last... the 8.4 millionth manifestation...
the goal of life for the soul atman remains liberation from the
cycle of birth and death forever.
original pure prime pristine primordial form is the goal of life
for every soul atman... the spirit within! The path of jnana yoga
is meant for the serious seeker of spirituality... never otherwise!
In the last about 150 years only two persons world over gained enlightenment...
sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana.
Both Sri Ramakrishna
Paramhansa and Maharishi Ramana started their spiritual journey
in search of God through the path of Bhakti yoga... engaging in
temple worship, bhajans and kirtans! Finally they switched over
to the path of jnana yoga. Of its own... the path of Bhakti yoga
after a certain limit merges with path of jnana yoga!
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized God in 1993 explains more on
Jnana Yoga. For more details on Maya, veil of illusion, Adi Shankara,
Adi Shankaracharya visit -
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